Lots of people tell their friends and relatives about their blog and stay in touch with family news and happenings that way. I'm quite the opposite. Not a soul that I know in real life (well apart from lovely husband and a few net buddies that I've met up with once or twice) know about my online thoughts here. Now and then I'm tempted to let people know but then I'd have to worry about things I said or secrets revealed.
The downside of this is that I don't very often have comments left. There are some blogs with hundreds and hundreds of comments but I have to realise - and remind myself - that I'm doing this for me and not for glory.